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Unpacking and Mounting the XRE200

 

Unpacking an XRE200 External Routing Engine

The XRE200 External Routing Engine connects to EX8200 switches to form an EX8200 Virtual Chassis. The external Routing Engine is shipped in a cardboard carton, secured with foam packing material. The carton also contains an accessory box and quick start instructions.

Caution

XRE200 External Routing Engines are maximally protected inside the shipping carton. Do not unpack the external Routing Engines until you are ready to begin installation.

To unpack an XRE200 External Routing Engine (see Figure 1):

  1. Move the shipping carton to a staging area as close to the installation site as possible but where you have enough room to remove the system components.
  2. Position the carton so that the arrows are pointing up.
  3. Open the top flaps on the shipping carton.
  4. Remove the accessory box and verify the contents against the parts inventory on the label attached to the carton.
  5. Pull out the packing material holding the external Routing Engine in place.
  6. Verify the components received against the packing list included with the external Routing Engine. An inventory of parts provided with the external Routing Engine is provided in Table 1.
  7. Save the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the external Routing Engine later.
Figure 1: Unpacking an XRE200 External Routing Engine
Unpacking an XRE200 External
Routing Engine

Table 1: Inventory of Components Provided with an XRE200 External Routing Engine

Component

Quantity

XRE200 External Routing Engine

1

Fan module (preinstalled)

2

AC or DC power supply (preinstalled)

2

Virtual Chassis Control Interface (VCCI) module (preinstalled)

1

Hard disk drive (HDD) module (preinstalled)

2

Blank module (preinstalled)

1

Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connector

1

Four-post rack mount kit

1

Mid-mount rack mount kit

1

Power cord

2

Documentation Roadmap

1

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Caution

Register product serial numbers on the Juniper Networks website and update the installation base data if there is any addition or change to the installation base or if the installation base is moved. Juniper Networks will not be held accountable for not meeting the hardware replacement service-level agreement for products that do not have registered serial numbers or accurate installation base data.

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Installing and Connecting an XRE200 External Routing Engine

The XRE200 External Routing Engine connects to EX8200 switches to form an EX8200 Virtual Chassis.

To install and connect an XRE200 External Routing Engine:

  1. Follow instructions in Unpacking an XRE200 External Routing Engine.
  2. Mount the external Routing Engine by following instructions appropriate for your site:

  3. Follow instructions in Connecting AC Power to an XRE200 External Routing Engine to connect power.

  4. Perform initial configuration of the external Routing Engine by following instructions in Configuring an EX8200 Virtual Chassis (CLI Procedure).
  5. Set the external Routing Engine’s management options by following the appropriate instructions:

Mounting an XRE200 External Routing Engine on Two Posts in a Rack or Cabinet

You can mount an XRE200 Routing Engine on two posts of a 19-in. rack or cabinet by using the mid-mounting brackets provided with the external Routing Engine. (The remainder of this topic uses “rack” to mean “rack or cabinet.”)

Caution

You cannot front mount an XRE200 External Routing Engine on two-posts. You must mid-mount the external Routing Engine using this procedure if you do not want to use the four post rack mount procedure.

You can mount the external Routing Engine on four posts of a four-post rack by using the mounting brackets provided with the four-post rack-mount kit. See Mounting an XRE200 External Routing Engine on Four Posts in a Rack or Cabinet.

Before mounting the external Routing Engine on two posts in a rack:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  • 4 mid-mount mounting brackets and mounting screws (provided in the accessory box shipped with the external Routing Engine)

  • Screws to secure the chassis to the rack (provided)

Note

One person must be available to lift the external Routing Engine while another secures it to the rack.

Caution

If you are mounting multiple units on the rack, mount the heaviest unit at the bottom and mount the others from bottom to top in order of decreasing weight.

To mount the external Routing Engine on two posts in a rack:

  1. Place the external Routing Engine on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Align one mid-mount bracket to the mid-mount bracket holes near the center of the side of the external Routing Engine. Ensure that the bracket is aligned with the mounting holes and that the bracket face is facing the rack post.
  3. Attach the mounting bracket to the external Routing Engine.
  4. Mount the attached mounting bracket to the rack post. Tighten all screws.
  5. Attach the mounting bracket on the opposite end of the same side to the external Routing Engine and mount it to the rack post. Tighten all screws.
  6. Repeat this procedure for the mounting brackets on the opposite side of the external Routing Engine. Tighten all screws.
  7. Ensure that the external Routing Engine chassis is level by verifying that all screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the screws on the other side. See Figure 2.
    Figure 2: XRE200 External Routing Engine Mounted on Two Posts
    XRE200 External Routing Engine
Mounted on Two Posts

Mounting an XRE200 External Routing Engine on Four Posts in a Rack or Cabinet

You can mount an XRE200 External Routing Engine on four posts of a 19-in. rack or cabinet by using the four-post rack-mount kit. (The remainder of this topic uses “rack” to mean “rack or cabinet.”)

You can mount the external Routing Engine on two posts in either a two-post rack or a four-post rack by using the mounting brackets provided with the external Routing Engine. See Mounting an XRE200 External Routing Engine on Two Posts in a Rack or Cabinet.

Before mounting the external Routing Engine on four posts in a rack:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  • 6 flat-head 4-40 mounting screws (provided with the four-post rack-mount kit)

  • 12 flat-head 4x6-mm Phillips mounting screws (provided with the four-post rack-mount kit)

  • One pair each of flush or 2-in.-recess front brackets (provided with the four-post rack-mount kit)

  • One pair of side-rail brackets (provided with the four-post rack-mount kit)

  • One pair of rear brackets (provided with the four-post rack-mount kit)

  • Screws to secure the chassis and the rear brackets to the rack (provided with the four-post rack-mount kit)

Note

One person must be available to lift the external Routing Engine while another secures it to the rack.

Caution

If you are mounting multiple units on a rack, mount the heaviest unit at the bottom of the rack and mount the other units from the bottom of the rack to the top in decreasing order of the weight of the units.

To mount the external Routing Engine on four posts in a rack:

  1. Attach the mounting brackets to the front of the external Routing Engine. See Figure 3.
    Figure 3: XRE200 External Routing Engine Mounting Brackets
    XRE200 External Routing
Engine Mounting Brackets
  2. Place the external Routing Engine on a flat, stable surface.
  3. Align the side-rail brackets along the side panels of the external Routing Engine chassis. Align the two holes in the rear of the side-rail brackets with the two holes on the rear of the side panel.
  4. Insert 4x6-mm Phillips flat-head mounting screws into the two aligned holes and tighten the screws. Ensure that the remaining three holes in the side-rail brackets are aligned with the three holes in the side panel. See Figure 4.
  5. Insert the 4x6-mm Phillips flat-head mounting screws into the remaining three holes in the side-rail brackets and tighten the screws.
  6. Have one person grasp both sides of the external Routing Engine, lift it, and position it in the rack, aligning the side-rail bracket holes with the threaded holes in the front post of the rack. Align the bottom hole in both the mounting brackets with a hole in each rack rail, making sure the chassis is level. See Figure 4.
    Figure 4: Attaching the Side-Rail Bracket to the XRE200 External Routing Engine
    Attaching
the Side-Rail Bracket to the XRE200 External Routing Engine
  7. Have a second person secure the front of the external Routing Engine to the rack by using the appropriate screws for your rack.
  8. Slide the rear brackets into the side-rail brackets.
  9. Attach the rear brackets to the rear post by using the appropriate screws for your rack. Tighten the screws.
  10. Ensure that the external Routing Engine chassis is level by verifying that all the screws on the front of the rack are aligned with the screws at the back of the rack.